Environmental Management

Environmental Policies

1. Basic environmental philosophy

As a manufacturer of high-quality silicon wafers for semiconductors and of quartz crucibles, SUMCO has established the following action guidelines and is committed to self-initiated and sustained environmental conservation activities to pass on the Earth's irreplaceable environment to future generations.

2. Environmental action guidelines

  1. Through our business activities, we shall pursue activities with an emphasis placed on the following points.
    1. We shall act to conserve electricity and other energies consumed by our business activities, thereby curbing emissions of greenhouse gases.
    2. We shall strive to reduce waste and increase the recycling and reuse rates.
    3. We shall strive to reduce chemical substances used in our business activities.
    4. We shall thoroughly manage harmful chemical substances and waste, thereby reducing the risks to the environment.
  2. We shall abide by environment-related laws and regulations, bylaws and other agreed requirements.
  3. We shall strive to prevent environmental pollution in our entire business activities and undertake efforts to protect the global environment and coexist in harmony with local communities.
  4. We shall define environmental objectives, and by periodically reviewing these objectives, shall promote continuous improvement of our environmental management system.

Environmental Improvement Initiatives

We have defined the following environmental objectives on the basis of our Environmental Policies and the results of periodical environmental impact assessments. According to these objectives, all of our manufacturing bases are working to reduce environmental loads and undertaking various environmental improvement initiatives.

Environmental Objectives

Action items Management indicators Ovjectives
for 2019
for 2020
for 2021
1. Reduction of CO2emissions Reduction amount 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
2. Reduction of chemical substances use 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
3. Reduction of industrial waste 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
4. Reduction of water consumption 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
  • *The results for the previous year are used as the benchmarks.

ISO 14001 Management System Certificate